About Us

Welcome to Westover School!

Girls - are you ready to be leaders? Are you ready to make friends who will be dear to you for a lifetime? And are you ready to form relationships with mentors who will support you in fulfilling your aspirations - who can help make your dreams a reality?

At Westover, we help talented and motivated girls grow into confident and connected women - women who find lives of purpose and meaning, who understand they can make a difference and who understand the power of relationships.

In today’s ever-changing world, our mission at Westover is needed now more than ever. We are not just educating girls in the traditional sense; we are empowering them to be themselves, to make their own choices, and to appreciate diversity. We value the artist, the athlete and the intellectual. And we do it all in a community that supports each other to be their very best.

I encourage you to engage with our dynamic community. Attend an admissions information session or an alumnae event in your local area. Cheer on the Wildcats at one of our games. Come back to campus for Reunion Weekend.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Julie Faulstich
Head of School

Mission Statement

The mission of Westover School is to provide an environment that inspires the intellectual, artist, athlete, and philosopher in each of its students. Westover challenges its young women to think independently, to embrace diversity, and to grow intellectually and spiritually. Westover encourages in its students integrity, responsibility, and commitment to their community.

Westover is committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere that emphasizes student-adult interaction. Our faculty have been chosen not only for their scholarship but also because they are people who share several fundamental moral concerns: a belief in passing on to young women their own enthusiasm for learning, a sense of beauty, and a compassion for others.

Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape her own life - to become the best that she can be.

Board of Trustees


Susan Clark '71

Redding, CT

Lily Hurlimann '72
Vice President

Menlo Park, CA

Lisa Detwiler '80

Philadelphia, PA

Robin Cruz McClearn ’83, P’18

Summit, NJ

Julie Faulstich
ex officio Head of School

Middlebury, CT

Board Members

Domenick Calabrese P'14
Watertown, CT

Caroline Demirs Calio '93
Farmington, CT

Christine Muldowney Dahl '82, P'14
Southport, CT

William Donovan P'11, '16
Brewster, NY

Izukanne Emeagwali '01
Brooklyn, NY

Jennifer Gold '87
Los Angeles, CA

Elisabeth Smith Golden '65
New Canaan, CT

James Hussey P'20 (President, Parent Council)
Sharon, CT

Jutta Klomburg P'18
Fort Worth, Texas

Danielle Stewart Knope '03 (President, Board of Governors)
Ocoee, FL

Jeannette Matheson Lussi '82
Gibson Island, MD

Emmy Ward Neilson '81
Seattle, WA

Molly A. Parker
Brentwood, CA

Maura Tansley ’00
Worcester, MA

Carlton Savoye
Bordentown, NJ

Dr. Divya Singh '83
Seattle, WA

Starr White Snead '69
Charleston, SC

C. Elizabeth Spencer '79
Norwich, VT

Life Trustees

Helen Angier Trumbull ’48, P’68,’73, GP’97
Marion, MA

Charlotte B. Beyer '65
Port Washington, NY

Louisa Jones Palmer '54
New York, NY

Head of School Emeritus

Joseph L. Molder P’80, GP’19
Southbury, CT

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Governor Profiles